Posted On: 07/11/19 9:39 AM

The most recent stop on the Prep Hoops Circuit was last weekend in Chicago for the annual Summer Challenge.  There was plenty of offense throughout the event with lights out shooting and high flying slasher attacking the rim.  However, there were several prospects who caught our eye for what they were able to accomplish on the defensive end.  Here’s a peak at a handful of forwards who excelled at protecting the rim for their squads over the weekend:


Darrell Reed - Young and Reckless

Darrell has been mentioned in nearly every article written by the Prep Hoops staff for his brilliant performance at the Summer Challenge.  This is no exception.  His combination of strength, length, and raw athleticism allowed him to muscle up on the block when needed, get back in transition to prevent easy scores, and elevate and alter shots around the rim.


Amar Augillard Amar Augillard 6'5" | SF Zion Benton | 2021 State IL - A.I.A

Amar is really more of a combo-forward type prospect, but many times throughout the weekend he was tasked with defending other teams largest players because of his strong frame.  He did a very nice job at times while giving up inches in height and had the most impressive

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